Reef Octopus eSsence S-130 Protein Skimmer


Ideal Hang-On-Back Skimmer Rated for up to 130 Gallons

Footprint: 7.5″ x 7.5″ | Body Diameter: 4″ | Height: 23.8″
Pump: Reef Octopus Aquatrance 1000s


Innovative. Powerful. Attractive.

The very eSsence of Filtration
The Reef Octopus eSsence S-130 Protein Skimmer was designed for the modern-day aquarist in mind. This remarkably compact in-sump protein skimmer is capable of skimming aquariums up to 160 gallons where sump space may be limited.

Bioload Handling
The bioload of an aquarium refers to its ability to process waste in proportion to tank volume. Protein skimmers work best when properly matched with the bioload of the system.



eSsence S-130 Features
Small Footprint – BIG Performance
RELIABLE Reef Octopus Aquatrance 1800s Skimmer Pump
Dome Bubble Chamber for EXTENDED Dwell Time
Up to 12% QUIETER with Integrated Removable Silencer Collar
Disassembles Easily for Service & Cleaning
11 Watts of Quiet and Energy EFFICIENT Operation
360° Submerged Water Output Provides a QUIET and SPLASH-FREE Discharge
Twist & Lift Collection Cup for EASY Waste Maintenance
Calibrated Click Dial Water Output Adjustment – No More Second Guessing your Setting
Quick Release Tabs Makes Accessing the Pump a SIMPLE Task
Efficient Performance
At the core of the skimmer, we have the reliable and extremely efficient Reef Octopus Aquatrance 1800s pinwheel pump. Reef Octopus was the first protein skimmer manufacturer in the world that designs and produces our own skimmer pumps. Aquatrance skimmer pumps have been specifically engineered to enhance and increase the efficiency of our protein skimmers.

Ease of Use
Removal of the collection cup could not be more simple with the Twist & Lift connection which doubles as a detachable air silencer. A calibrated 16 step water level adjustment dial takes the second-guessing on your skimmer’s setting.

Simple to Maintain
Constructed of high-quality molded parts that completely disassembled for easy cleaning. No hard to manage screws here, the quick-release tabs make access to the inner body a breeze.

Quiet Operation
The skimmers’ unique 360 submerged output disperses water back into the sump without turbulence providing a quiet splash-free discharge. The detachable silencer collar is 12% quieter than standard silencers.

Internal model designed for in-sump use only. No feed pump required, skimmer draws water directly from sump.

S-130 Technical Specs
Body Size: 6in
Footprint: 8.3in x 6.9in
Neck Size: 2.4in
Total Height: 20.5in
Output Size: 1.25in

Recommended Sump
Water Height: 7 – 8in

Pump Information
Aquatrance 1800s Pinwheel Pump
Max Flow: 140gph
Max Air: 480L/H, 17SCFH
Power Consumption: 11watts
Dimensions: 4.5in x 2.4in x 3.6in
*Air and water results will vary depending on aquarium setup

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
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